Saturday 20 January 2018

Man tried to throw knife over wall, called gardai 'f****** clowns' and attempted to flood cell - court

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Nicola Donnelly

A man who tried to throw a knife over a wall told gardai they are "f**king clowns" before telling them he "knew where they lived" and would "sort them out" has been convicted in his absence.

Nicholas Keane (37) of Bremore Court in Balbriggan was found guilty in his absence of being in possession of a knife on January 27th 2014. He was further found guilty of being unlawful possession of cocaine on the same date.

Garda Derek Dalton told Swords District Court that at 4.50am he came across two males trying to enter a house allegedly armed with knives.

He said one of the men discarded a knife while Keane tried to throw his knife over a wall but it bounced and landed on the grass.

When Keane was arrested he told gardai 'You are f**ked,' and 'You are f**king clowns'.

Gda Dalton said he found a bag of cocaine in Keane's trousers pocket and Keane had accused him of putting it there.

Gda Dalton said Keane then told him and Garda Fergal McSharry that he 'would sort them out' as he claimed he knew where they lived.

While he was in the cell at the garda station Keane attempted to flood the cell by throwing water out of a toilet.

Judge Dermot Dempsey convicted Keane and issued a bench warrant for his arrest for the purpose of sentencing him.

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